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Student Email Account Activation

How to Activate Your Account

  1. Log into your account (PiratesNet or connectColumbia).
  2. On the Student menu, under the Communication heading, click the "Student Email Activation" link.
  3. Write down your college-issued student email account ID and copy your temporary password so that you can paste it in step 6.
  4. Next, click the link on that page to go to to activate your account.
  5. Enter your college-issued student email account ID and paste your temporary password. Click Sign in. Note: Your Windows Live ID should be; it is not
  6. Follow the prompts to change your password and setup your Question and Secret answer. This will enable you to reset your own password.
  7. Sign out when finished.

You can login to your account anytime, anywhere by visiting and entering your College-issued ID (

These instructions are also available as a printable PDF file, and in an easy-to-follow video format.